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V-22 Osprey getting more capable. I'm starting to really love this bird.

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posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: buddah6

Switching to "Osprey 2.0" was the best decision they made. They're still having issues, but nothing like they were. It doesn't help that for years the services cheated on labeling Class A mishaps as non-Class A through loopholes.


It's a new type of aircraft and a lot of problems are expected. I know about all of the pencil whipping by the Marines of their maintenance records. There was a good documentary done several years ago about the Osprey's first combat tour in Iraq.




posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 07:34 PM
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a reply to: buddah6

It's not nearly as bad as people think it is. But beyond the pencil whipping they would list Depot work as unit work, which kept the cost below a Class A level. They eventually just changed the definition of a Class A.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 08:39 PM
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We need some of these made already.




This would be awesome.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 08:41 PM
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I almost forgot about this underbelly machine gun video.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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lol . thoonk!


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posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 10:02 PM
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The only thing this turkey will ever be good for is sucking dollars out of the taxpayer.



posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 10:26 PM
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See they have the Brownout system added too.

I love this Aircraft.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 06:11 AM
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a reply to: buddah6

Well, it is not like the V-22 has been the first tiltrotor out there. Prototypes have been flying since the fifties...



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: howmuch4another

I wonder if the any future variants will have thrust vector engines mounted as apposed to propellers, because the thing will look like the drop ship from Halo or Aliens if it does.

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posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 08:31 AM
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originally posted by: moebius
a reply to: buddah6

Well, it is not like the V-22 has been the first tiltrotor out there. Prototypes have been flying since the fifties...

I'm aware of the Bell XV-5 in the 1950's, then the Bell XV-15 in the 1970's and finally the Bell/Agusta 609.

I was fortunate enough to see the V-15 fly at the Dayton air show but I can't remember the year. I have always been interested in vertical/short take off aircraft.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 08:33 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: buddah6

It's not nearly as bad as people think it is. But beyond the pencil whipping they would list Depot work as unit work, which kept the cost below a Class A level. They eventually just changed the definition of a Class A.


What is the Marines favorite saying? Adapt, modify and overcome.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 08:36 AM
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originally posted by: moebius
a reply to: buddah6

Well, it is not like the V-22 has been the first tiltrotor out there. Prototypes have been flying since the fifties...

The difference is that the V-22 is the first to become operational. The others were test platforms.



posted on Apr, 24 2015 @ 11:14 AM
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I neglected to see and post this link to an ATS thread from justwanttofly last December on that months tests. Since I mentioned them I should have linked it.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


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